TYPE: STOL transport
POWERPLANTS: The An-72 powered by two D-36 6,500-kgf turbofan engines and featuring a lifting capacity of 7.5-10 tonnes.
DESCRIPTION: The prototype’s maiden flight was made on 31 August, 1977. Under series production since 1985 at the Kharkov-based State Aircraft Manufakturing Company (KSAMC) . Over 150 aircraft have been built. The An-74 designation was initially assigned to the polar version of the An-72 (built in 1983). Later, all civilian versions of that aircraft family were given that designation. The series production of the An-74 commenced at the KSAMC in 1989 with the Polyot plant (Omsk) beginning its series production in 1993. Type certificate for An-74 was issued on 2 August 1991, for An-72-100 – on 7 February 1997.
The primary versions are: the An-72 basic version of military transport with 10-tonne lifting capacity powered by two D-36 engines; An-72V export version with smaller crew; An-72P border troops patrol aircraft; An-71 experimental AEW&C aircraft; An-74 polar transport; An-74T transport basic version fitted with cargo handling equipment; An-74T-100 – a version of the An-74T with four crew; An-74T-200 – an An-74T version featuring upgraded avionics, engines and crew of two; An-74TK convertible transport/passenger aircraft intended to carry 52 passengers or 10-tonne cargo; An-74TK-100 – an An-74TK version manned by the crew of four; An-74TK-200 – an An-74TK version with upgraded avionics, engines and crew of two; An-74-200D – a VIP aircraft. Under development are the following versions: the An-74-68 passenger plane for 68 seats, the An-174 stretched-body aircraft with lifiting capacity of 20 t, etc.
|Wing span, m||31.89|
|Wing area, sq.m||98.53|
|Empty weight, kg||20 200|
|Max take-off weight, kg||36 500|
|Commercial load, kg||10 000|
|Max speed, km/h||705|
|Cruising speed, km/h||600|
|Service ceiling, m||11 800|